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Al Qaeda in Yemen claims it’s behind Paris attacks, praises assassins— A TOP COMMANDER of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula says the massacre in Paris was planned and financed by the terror group as ‘vengeance for the Prophet’ Muhammad.
A U.S. district court jury has indicted an Ohio man on charges of trying to poison House Speaker John Boehner. USA TODAY
‘Charlie Hebdo’ publishes first edition since the incident last week--Three million copies of Charlie Hebdo hit newsstands today, the first printing since gunmen opened fire on an editorial meeting of the newspaper last week. The paper sold out at news stands across France within minutes this morning.
A new way of shopping?? A digital wallet that stores and encrypts your credit cards plus other info. Protecting the way you pay is the goal of “Wocket”. The smart wallet stores everything you have in your wallet: debit cards, credit cards, loyalty cards and more, replacing them with one card. It has a card reader to scan the cards then biometrically protects them. You use your voice or a pin code to unlock Wocket.
How can we make Austin affordable? Homes are overvalued and rent continues to increase. Austin is a popular place to live with more than 100 people moving to the Austin metro area daily, but the affordability of Austin is having a negative effect on the city’s rank in recent studies. City staff presented six goals to the Housing Committee yesterday to make Austin a more affordable place to live.
Serious discussions underway about Austin subway system–An engineer and backer of the proposed subway says a system similar to ones in Europe and Asia could work in Austin—and says it is possible to dig one mile of tunnel per month through the limestone under Austin.